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Hi If you have given up smoking... How did you do it? patches, gum, inhaler? how long for? i've decided i need to give up for my future health and my pocket any tips, etc i would aprreciatte …
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Hi
If you have given up smoking...
How did you do it? patches, gum, inhaler?
how long for?

i've decided i need to give up for my future health and my pocket

any tips, etc i would aprreciatte

thanks!
wend Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
i got pregnant and quit then which is nearly 5 yrs ago
banned#2
Crack
#3
most doctors surgeries - health centres have 'stop smoking' sessions now - advise and free gum-patches etc

think what you really need is will power - something i havent got when it comes to giving up!!!

good luck - really hope you do it:thumbsup:
#4
I gave up over 5 years ago after smoking for 18 years. No patches or anything like that, just will power. I found that if I left a packet in the house the craving wasn't there as much.
Never looked back.
[mod]#5
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Well........you'll have to start again because no matter how many times you PM me......i'm not sending you a photo of mine. :x :p
#6
I would say will power alone, nicotine replacement rherapy (patches, gum etc) is readily available but I wouldn't really recommend it as you could get hooked on that too.
banned#7
Syzable;4326911
Well........you'll have to start again because no matter how many times you PM me......i'm not sending you a photo of mine. :x :p


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#8
hi, and good luck, i first tried last year with patches alone, found it very hard cos my oh was still smoking, then tried with using patches and microtabs and have not smoked for 6 months now, the nurse said that you will know when to give up and willpower, patches will help you even more
#9
i didn`t get hooked on the patches/microtabs after about 2 months found i didn`t need to use them anymore, but everyone different, i smoked over 50 rollups a day
#10
I got the tablets from the docs. In my case it was Zyban. They work brilliantly. Been clean for nearly 7 years now from 60 plus a day. Had tried many times with patches et al but they are all a waste of time. Friends and colleagues have all said the same. They might stop temporarily on patches and will power alone but within a few months are back to normal. The tablets remove all cravings and make you think you have never smoked.
#11
I quit on Jan 2nd as Girlfriend is Pregnant!! so been 5 weeks now, love it, can go gym and run for 30 mins without falling off!!
banned#12
will power. if you cant do it for yourself, by yourself you have failed
#13
i quit 5 yrs ago. Stop smoking sessions. I was the only one who managed to do it. Stubborness to win actually got me through and Patches
Plenty of carrots to chew on.
#14
ezee123
will power. if you cant do it for yourself, by yourself you have failed



Thats c++p
1 Like #15
I have quit smoking twice now. The first time lasted for seven years and the second time I quit was 2 years ago. Each time I gave up by going cold turkey (although I know that doesn't work for everyone) but most importantly I had a major goal / incentive each time I succeeded. There have been plenty of times I tried and failed.

The first time I gave up was on hearing my wife was pregnant with our daughter, I only restarted seven years later due to the stress of moving down south.

The second time I gave up my incentive was to visit Machu Picchu in 2007, a life long dream. The 4 day journey through the jungle was one I knew I wouldn't make as a smoker and I needed to get fit.

I honestly believe I will never smoke again.

So my advice... Find a good reason other that your health or the money, they are important but as any smoker will tell you, they are often not quite enough of an incentive.
#16
Find out where your nearest Hospice is and see if you can go help out once a week ,I guarantee you wont need gum or patches,
banned#17
I dont smoke, but loads of my friends swear by Alan Carrs Easyway To Stop Smoking (not the comedian!!)

Two people in my work smoked for over 20 years, and gave up after reading this book. Dont get how it works myself, but they said they tried everything and that was the only thing that worked. Good luck!!
#18
cookjackie
i got pregnant and quit then which is nearly 5 yrs ago


Same here:thumbsup:
#19
will power

/thread.
#20
black gerbil1
will power.


Yes, cold turkey. No need for any 'aids', just determination and a "I will beat this!" attitude.

Probably best to avoid alcohol for the first few weeks if you can as it saps your willpower.

I smoked for years as a teenager and young man but haven't had a ciggy in more than 10 years.

Good luck with the fight! :thumbsup:
#21
I have quit twice, First time i went to a hypnotist and stopped for 4 years then my gran died and was on my own staying at my ex hubby's house and smoking took my mind of things, second time was the day I had my daughter, tried stopping when pregnant but only manages to cut it down to 3 a day but was determined to stop once i had given birth and i did no problems was 3 years on 24th Jan 09
1 Like #22
dont smoke my self but personaly i think the best way is -

cut down on the number of cigs dailey -
then -
go to a lighter cig (silk cut silver) which are like 1 / 10 as strong as others.

then automatically your feel the need for a cig is less.
#23
Just stop but you have got to really,really want to stop.
I smoked for 20 years and stopped smoking 6 years ago last month-went cold turkey.Was difficult for the first month or so but then eased gradually-I would never go back now.
As mentioned before I think that you have to want to stop for the right reasons-no good stopping because somebody wants you to-it has to come from you.
Good luck!!
1 Like #24
allow yourself 3 a day for a few weeks then stop ,

this helped me ,




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#25
leeroy
I quit on Jan 2nd as Girlfriend is Pregnant!! so been 5 weeks now, love it, can go gym and run for 30 mins without falling off!!


[FONT="Book Antiqua"][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Magenta"]A BIG well done to you!:thumbsup:[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#26
RichKid10123
dont smoke my self but personaly i think the best way is -

cut down on the number of cigs dailey -
then -
go to a lighter cig (silk cut silver) which are like 1 / 10 as strong as others.

then automatically your feel the need for a cig is less.


[FONT="Book Antiqua"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Magenta"]Thats a great idea
i'm going to do that starting tomorrow, lighter cigs and try cut down....then stop hopefully

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#27
i stopped using a tablet called champix, that was 15 months back and have not looked back since.
#28
I gave up 4 years ago....

I really wanted to give up, so that helped me a lot. I don't think it's possible to do if you don't fully want to quit...

My husband has terrible asthma, and one day I just felt so guilty for smoking around him. Plus I was always feeling ill (never seemed to get over colds and coughs).

I bought some nicotine patches, and used those the next day. I kept cutting them smaller and smaller, until I didn't need them anymore (cheaper than buying the smaller dosage packs, hehe).

I've never touched a cigarette in over 4 years now, and have no inclination to do so again. I do know, however, that if for some strange reason I did have one more cigarette, then that would be it. I'd be a smoker again. I wasn't one of those that could just have the odd one and that be that - it was either none or 20 a day for me.
#29
wend
[FONT="Book Antiqua"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Magenta"]Thats a great idea
i'm going to do that starting tomorrow, lighter cigs and try cut down....then stop hopefully

thanks, rep added[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


thanks
#30
i dont think cutting down works, didnt for me because you still have the habit.
Some have the lighter cigs ahve even more tar int hem than ordinary fags.
My sister died at 28 from cancer she was 1 1/2 stone when she died. Think on that. She was in agony and left a 9yr old.

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